This man couldn’t believe his eyes when he woke up with a pair of glasses tattooed onto his face.
The party-goer looked in the mirror after the night out and thought his friends had drawn around his eyes with marker pen.
But when he tried to wash the markings off, he realised it was a permanent tattoo, which included the word ‘Rayban’ etched into his skin.
The man in his fifties has since spent two years getting the sunglasses tattoo lasered off of his face.
The man, from Swansea, South Wales, was on a stag weekend in Blackpool when he had the tattoo inked on to his face as a drunken dare.
He has agreed to speak about his ordeal on condition that he is not named.
He said: ‘I had no memory of getting the tattoo because I had gone out celebrating and it happened when I was drunk. Waking up the morning after, I thought someone had used a permanent marker on my face.
‘When I first came home, obviously I was subject to a lot of stares, but I kind of got used to the tattoo and decided not to get rid of it.’
But later, on another evening out with friends, he was mocked over the inking by someone in a pub.
He added: ‘The next morning I really started to think about what my family and friends thought. I didn’t want them to be embarrassed when they were out with me, so I decided there and then I was going to get it removed.’
The man went to 1192 Laser and Beauty Clinic in Swansea, South Wales, to have the removal.
The treatment has left him with some non-permanent turquoise markings, but those are expected to clear, leaving him with completely unmarked skin around his eyes.
Donnalee Alford, owner of the clinic, said it was one of the worst tattoo blunders she had ever seen, as it covered his face.
The man said: ‘When I first met Donnalee I made it clear I was not sure if I really wanted the tattoo removed.
‘I had seen some horror stories and some friends have scars in the place where they had tattoos removed. If there was a chance of scarring there was no way I was having it done.’
But he had the procedure carried out on a test patch and then booked a full course of treatment.
The man had six treatments to make the tattoo no longer visible to the naked eye.
‘All I can say is that the whole process was amazing,’ he added. ‘There is no scarring, and when friends who haven’t seen me for months come over, they always notice something is different. When they realise the tattoo is gone, they are shocked about how well the treatment has worked.’
He has now spent two years having the inking removed from this face using laser surgery. He has been left with some markings around his eye from the surgery, but that will clear, leaving his face unmarked.
Via Daily Mail